This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Sunday, August 23, 2009

This Day in History...

August 23, 1305 - The Scottish patriot/rebel William Wallace is hanged, drawn, and quartered on orders from the English king, Edward I, at Smithfield, London. His body parts are sent to different cities around the country as a warning to would be traitors. His death came as a result of his effort to free Scotland from the occupying English forces.

We'd better win something because I've got
my face painted this snazzy blue.

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